After-School Social Skills Programs

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What?
Essential Ingredients
  • All groups are taught using the fundamental principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Social Skills curriculums are chosen and implemented based on the developmental level and learning styles of the group
  • Individualized, measurable goals are created for each student
  • ​Provide structure, predictablility and clearly defined boundaries and expectations
  • Foster lasting friendships
  • Strive to make abstract social concepts concrete
  • Improve social motivation, social initiation and social responding
  • Reduce interfering problem behavior using positive reinforcement and motivation

Why us?

7-Step Model for Teaching Social Skills

Top 10 Targeted
Social Skills

1. Set Goal- Choose and clearly define a manageable social skills goal.  Based on parent questionaire, student observation and consulation with the student.
2. Teach- Explain what the behavior looks like and why behavior is important. 
3. Model- Demonstrate the desired social behavior.
4. Practice- Role-play the desired behavior.
5. Prompt- Prompt for a natural display of desired behavior.
6. Reinforce- Reinforce group memebers after the demonstrated desired behavior.
7. Generalize- Encourage practice of the behavior outside the group.

1. Appropriate social play skills
2. Recognizing and understanding social cues
3. Increasing self-esteem and self- awareness
4. Conversation skills
5. Building and maintaining friendships
6. Problem solving and compromising 
7. Teamwork and good sportsmanship
8. Flexibility and coping strategies
9. Handling bullying
10. Understanding complex emotions and regulating feelings 
Young Adult Outing Group
(17+ years)
Functional Living Skills and
Advanced Social Skills
  • ​​Personal Hygiene- Healthy self-image, managing puberty, appearance/self-awareness
  • Eating out- Table manners, ordering food, buffet etiquette, paying check
  • Dating Etiquette- Inivation and acceptance, boundaries, reading and displaying social skills
  • Househld Chores- Laundry, washing dishes, general cleaning, simple cooking skills
  • Grocery Shopping- making list, finding items, sanitary practices, checking out
  • Money Management- Budgeting, balancing checkbook, using a credit card, withdrawals/deposits, using ATM machine
  • Recreation- Etiquette and social appropriatenes in a variety of recreational settings (skating rink, arcade, movie theater, mall)
  1. Title 13
  2. Title 14
  3. Title 15
  4. Title 16
​​When?
Semesters:
Fall: September-December
Winter: December- March
Spring: March-May

Weekly Sessions 
4:00-5:30

Monday/Wednesday         6-8 years
Monday/Wednesday            8-10 years
Tuesday/Thursday                   11-13 years
Tuesday/ Thursday                  14-16 years
Friday- Young Adult Outing Group  17+ years

 How Much?

Social Groups
(6-16 years)
$620/Semester


Young Adult Outing Group 
(17+ years)
​$385/ Semester + spending costs

 Who?

  • All groups are designed for high-functioning children and young adults diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's,  ADHD and/or Developmental Disabilities

  • 1:1 support is available for behavioral and/or communication assistance as appropriate. 

 For more information contact: 

Laura McLain, BCaBA
ltmclain@behavioralone.com
or
Billy Richardson, BCBA
wfrichardson@behavioralone.com

(205) 703-8103
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